Why GCS

The Golden Career Strategies Advantage!

The benefits of coaching have long been recognized in the world of sports. Today, coaching is also having a powerful impact in the lives of people desiring greater business and personal success. From executives in need of confidential sounding boards for their most critical business decisions to individuals seeking a greater work/life balance, coaches are helping people achieve results beyond their own expectations. A Golden Career Strategies Career Coach can help you achieve enduring career success and satisfaction!

Why does GCS career coaching work? Our track record shows that the most critical keys to the effectiveness of a Golden Career Strategies Career Coach lie in the fact that GCS is:customized, individualized, and localized.

GCS coaching is customized.

  • You choose the program that is right for you.
  • There are many different programs we offer which can be tailored to fit your needs.
  • Our programs are designed to add structure and accountability to your campaign through weekly coaching sessions.
  • Executive Roundtables at eight-thirty every Monday morning also provide valuable career tips and networking contacts in a supportive group setting.

GCS coaching is individualized.

  • You receive one-on-one coaching geared toward your future goals.
  • Sessions are confidential.
  • Private office setting.
  • Flexible hours to work around your schedule.

GCS coaching is localized.

  • You have access to “The Golden Network” comprised of over 500 top-level decision makers in the Upstate.
  • Develop strategic connections through smart networking.
  • We also have strong business contacts in Atlanta, Charlotte and Charleston if you seek employment in areas outside of the Greenville/Spartanburg metropolitan area.
  • GCS is a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and ACPI (Association of Career Professionals International).

Specifically, Golden Career Strategies can help you:

A GCS career coach helps you design a powerful networking plan. In a recent poll conducted by the Society of Human Management (SHRM) and the Wall Street Journal’s executive career site CareerJournal.com, 95% of both HR professionals and job seekers use personal contacts or networking to find candidates or a job. Most candidates are not aware of the network they have at their disposal. A GCS Career Coach can assist you in developing strategic connections through smart networking.

A GCS Career Coach will challenge you to think of new ways to transition your skills, interests and abilities. They can also help you explore a career path you have not considered or perhaps one that will be much more rewarding.

A GCS Career Coach energizes your search campaign by giving personal support. Job searches can be overwhelming and sometimes depressing. Having a good support system will keep you motivated and focused. Finding employment is a full-time job and falling into the depression trap will just bog you down.

GCS Career Coaches provide good sounding boards. If you left your last position as a result of downsizing, restructuring, or even a bad fit, you can vent your frustrations with your career coach. Carrying around a load of grief, denial, and anger will sabotage your efforts. To avoid “shooting yourself in the foot” you need to get past negative experiences and present a positive attitude. A GCS Career Coach will help you shape a positive message and articulate answers to tough questions regarding your last position.

You can share your strengths, weaknesses, and uncertainties about your professional goals. Your career coach will offer you practical suggestions for maximizing your strengths and overcoming your weaknesses. You can also discuss the pressures you are feeling with your career coach to help relieve your anxiety.

GCS Career Coaches help hold you accountable for how you spend your time. Yes, you are wasting your money if you made commitments at your last coaching session to call 15 contacts, and you show up at the next session without having made the calls. Having someone to hold you accountable will most likely lead to landing your next position more quickly and efficiently than working on your own.

GCS Career Coaches can help you negotiate your best compensation package. Most upper-level positions require an employment agreement with a bonus plan based on preset goals and objectives. A career coach can offer suggestions and ideas that will create a “win-win” situation.

The higher the employment level, the more sophisticated your compensation plan will likely be. Quite often a GCS Career Coach can earn his/her fee with good coaching in the negotiation phase of your career transition.

GCS Career Coaches are available to help after you’ve found your desired position. Many GCS clients have found that continuing a coaching relationship enhances their job performance and accelerates further development of their careers.